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Indesign can take a long time to print your file, particularly if you have complex and large image files embedded in your document.

Here's a workaround to quickly create a printout: Export the pages you want to print into a PDF file using the File » Export command. Save the resultant file. Open that file in Preview and print from Preview.
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Speed up Indesign printing
Authored by: awado on Jul 06, '09 07:37:06AM

Well, be careful as Preview doesn't handle things like transparencies correctly.

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Speed up Indesign printing
Authored by: Andrew J Freyer on Jul 06, '09 11:10:33AM

This shoud only be used for drafts - there are several issues here. For starters, CMYK, pantone, RGB handling differ on embedded files through preview, and default settings in preview will resize the PDF page when printing. Those are both frustrations that I've come accross when using this quicker method. Also, transparencies, as mentioned by another commenter, especially misbehave within EPS files. I've also experienced Font issues.

Printer Packages do not usually include PDFs for many of these reasons. I'd say that for anything beyond drafts, print from InDesign.

For reference, I use CS3.

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Speed up Indesign printing
Authored by: leebennett on Jul 06, '09 09:44:11PM

*Do Not* print from Preview. Use Adobe Acrobat (or Reader) instead. Use the High Quality Print preset combined with Acrobat/Reader and you'll get pretty reasonable results more quickly. No, I have just about given up on using Preview for PDF files. It displays transparent areas with a slightly darker box surrounding the object, and it completely misses some gradients.

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